Man sleeping on Coney Island beach killed by Parks Department truck driver during sand cleaning, police say
A city Parks worker driving a truck during sand cleaning in Coney Island struck and killed a man sleeping on the beach early Monday, police said. The city worker was driving a truck accompanying the vehicle that cleans debris on the sand when he hit the 50-year-old man slumbering near the boardwalk around Stillwell Ave. at about 2:30 a.m. The victim died at the scene.
Police said it was not immediately clear if the victim was homeless or had decided to spend the night on the beach.
The 46-year-old Parks worker was not charged, though police are still investigating the incident.